Past Features

November 20, 2015

Can Terrorists Cross the Arizona Border?
It's easier than the media seem to know

Left: Photo of border fence used in story
Right: What the border fence really looks like due south of Sonoita, Arizona.
International Business Times -- November 19, 2015
Is ISIS Entering US Through Mexico? Amid Islamic State Fears, Border Patrol Captures Afghan, Pakistani Men Being Smuggled Into Country
    Six men from Afghanistan and Pakistan were captured in Arizona as part of a group of Mexicans attempting to smuggle themselves into the United States and were detained by the U.S. Border Patrol in Sonoita, Arizona, KNXV-TV, Phoenix, reported. The news stoked fears of Islamic State terrorism in the U.S. amid a debate over whether to admit Syrian and Iraqi refugees in the wake of terror attacks in Paris.
    Five of the men were from Pakistan and one was from Afghanistan, the FBI confirmed to the station. "The group were with some Mexican nationals and were being smuggled into the country," FBI spokesman Kurt Remis said.
    The U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency also released a statement about the border activity although it does not mention the detainees' nationalities. “As a standard procedure, agents processed the six individuals and checked their identities against numerous law enforcement and national security related databases,” the statement read, according to KNXV-TV. “Records checks revealed no derogatory information about the individuals. The individuals are currently in federal custody.”
    The detainment follows a report Thursday by Breitbart, the right-leaning news outlet, about Border Patrol capture of eight Syrians attempting to enter Texas from Mexico in the Laredo sector. CBS and the Associated Press reported two families -- two women, two men and four children -- presented themselves to border patrol agents at Laredo and are being held at the South Texas Detention Center in Pearsall, Texas. The report said it is not uncommon for people to seek asylum through such action.

Glenn Spencer -- American Border Patrol
    How many Americans are going to have to die before we secure our borders? Apparently quite a few. The means exist to do the job, but the Department of Homeland Security is satisfied on spending billions of dollars to make us think the border is secure, hoping nothing really bad happens. They are putting us at risk in favor of a globalist view of a world where borders are not needed.
    When really bad things happen, the people who put us at risk will skulk into the shadows and disappear.